Client Services Division
Powers of Attorney (POA) and Notarial Services
The CSD paralegals can prepare POAs anytime during normal business hours. If you need a POA, please read the CAUTIONS on the font of the POA Worksheet prior to completing it. Bringing in a completed worksheet into our office during your visit can prevent a longer wait.
The CSD paralegals can also provide notarial services anytime during normal business hours.
We DO NOT recommend coming in for a POA on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1300-1500. During those times we provide first come first serve walk-in attorney consultations, which may mean in a longer waiting time for your POA.
If you need notarial service for a home refinance or other situation that requires multiple signatures, we recommend that you call in advance to determine the best time to come in. Otherwise you may have to wait for an extended time before one of our notaries can assist you.
Prior to arrival, please ensure you have a government-issued photo identification. Notaries ARE NOT authorized to sign documents without verifying identity.
DO NOT sign documents prior to arriving if requesting documents to be notarized.
CSD personnel CANNOT certify copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses, and passports. A Title 10 notary can be utilized by a CSD attorney for the purposes of enrolling in DEERS
If Service Member requires Apostille certified copies of birth certificate, passports, etc., please call (202) 785-8000.>
If a Service Member requires free document translation services (with certification and/or certificate of authenticity) for leases, marriage licenses, adoption paperwork required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, birth certificates, or school transcripts, please contact Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647.